Written by: Alyssa Younger
Host Golden West College defeated the Riverside City College women’s water polo team, 10-8, on Oct. 3, ending its seven game winning streak.
The Tigers fell behind in the first quarter but tied up the game at halftime and once again after the third quarter.
Freshman attacker Mary Myers led the game with five steals, three goals and one assist. Sophomore goalkeeper Kayla Chang recorded seven saves against the Rustlers.
Coming back from the 8:30 a.m. game, RCC won 12-8 against defending champions Fullerton College in the afternoon game.
In the afternoon game, freshman two-meter Emily Martin led the scoreboard with five goals and Chang recorded 11 saves against Fullerton College.
Previously winning their tenth game of the season, the women’s water polo team took the win 15-6 against Orange Coast College in the Cuesta College Tournament on Oct. 2.
The Tigers lead the scoreboard 5-2 in the first quarter and 11-6 after the third quarter.
Against the Pirates, Emily Myers led with three goals, two assists, and seven steals. Chang had 14 saves.
Later that day, the women’s water polo team played against Santa Barbara City College to win their 11th game 12-3 after a tied game.
Freshman attacker Citlali Salazar had four goals, four steals and three assists in the game against SBCC while Chang recorded seven saves.
The Tigers defeated Saddleback College, 17-6, after leading in every quarter in Mission Viejo on Sept. 30.
This was the team’s second Orange Empire Conference (OEC) game of the season.
Freshman goalkeeper Ariana Olmos lead in saves with five saves meanwhile Chang had four saves against the Gauchos.
“My team definitely motivates me in a game, just knowing that they count on me to help them as they help me really pushes the whole team to be strong as a whole,” Olmos said.
Leading the scoreboard was freshman attacker Sarina Briseno who have four goals, two assist, and two steals.
RCC’s women’s water polo team has won nine of its last 10 games only losing to San Diego Mesa College 6-5 in the Chaffey tournament.
RCC previously traveled to Golden West College on Sept. 23 to bring home another win in the OEC. The Tigers took the win against the Rustlers 7-6 in the fourth quarter after falling behind at half time.
Martin led the scoreboard with four goals that day,while Chang had 11 saves.
“We are coming together as a team and learning each other strengths which will definitely push us to our goal of winning state,” said Olmos.
The Tigers are scheduled to play against Orange Coast College on Oct. 14.